MASc
Energy Performance of Office and Academic Buildings

Anne-Mareike is a working as sustainability specialist & consultant for companies such as Bing Thom Architects on large-scale building development projects. She holds a Master of Science in Resource Management and Environmental Studies from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Technology, Dresden, Germany. She has been a researcher in international and national research projects, in the field of particle physics and high-performance building performance and development. Anne-Mareike’s research interests include environmental and social dimensions of sustainable building and community development, transdisciplinary engagement practices and effective communication.

Anne-Mareike is a Master of Science student under the supervision of Dr. John Robinson. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics with a secondary major in Philosophy from the Dresden University of Technology, Germany (2012). She has been a researcher in the national wide research study Building Performance Evaluation of Leading Canadian Green Buildings. The project was initiated by iiSBE Canada and undertaken by researchers from the University of British Columbia, Manitoba University, and Ryerson University with support from Stantec and NSERC. Anne-Mareike’s current research focuses on the energy performance of certified sustainable buildings in British Columbia and evaluates reasons for the occurrence of discrepancies between predicted and actual performance. This study based upon design documents, a literature review of performance studies, and interviews seeks to provide a more comprehensive understanding of reoccurring reasons for gaps in the buildings’ performances.

Research title: Examining Energy Performance Gaps of Certified Green Building – An Energy Performance Evaluation of Three Sustainable Buildings in British Columbia

Research supervisor: Dr. John Robinson

Research interests: Building energy performance, Post occupancy building performance and renewable energy technologies

1.     Chu, A.-M. (2016). Understanding the performance gap : an evaluation of the energy efficiency of three high-performance buildings in British Columbia (T). University of British Columbia. Retrieved from https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/24/items/1.0300046 (Original work published 2016)

2.     Chu, A.; Cayuela, A.; Robinson, J., 2015, “Visions and Strategies for Sustainable Buildings and Neighbourhoods”, CIRS Research Report, UBC, Vancouver. Retrieved from http://cirs.ubc.ca/research/research-area/visions-and-strategies-sustainable-buildings-and-neighbourhoods

3.     Chu, A.; Ebrahimi, G.; Scannell, L.; Save, P.; Hodgson, M.; Bartlett, K.; Terim Cavka, B., 2015, “Building Performance Evaluation for the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability”, iiSBE Canada Report, iiSBE Canada, Toronto, Canada. Retrieved from http://iisbecanada.ca/umedia/cms_files/Report_-_CIRS_Final_May_2015.pdf

4.     Chu, A.; Ebrahimi, G.; Scannell, L.; Save, P.; Hodgson, M.; Bartlett, K.; Gorgolewski, M., 2015, “Building Performance Evaluation for the Centre for Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation”, iiSBE Canada Report, iiSBE Canada, Toronto, Canada. Retrieved from http://iisbecanada.ca/umedia/cms_files/Report_-_JPCOE_Final_Feb2015.pdf

5.     Chu, A.; Ebrahimi, G.; Scannell, L.; Save, P.; Hodgson, M.; Bartlett, K.; Gorgolewski, M., 2015, “Building Performance Evaluation for the Surrey District Education Centre”, iiSBE Canada Report, iiSBE Canada, Toronto, Canada. Retrieved from http://iisbecanada.ca/umedia/cms_files/Report_-_DEC_Final_Feb2015.pdf

6.     Moguin, A.; Chu, A.; Zheng, Y.; Glaser, L., 2015. “Life Cycle Costing & Analysis of Two UBC Research Buildings”, SEEDS Report, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Retrieved from https://sustain.ubc.ca/sites/sustain.ubc.ca/files/seedslibrary/LCC Report_UBC Laboratory Buildings_April 2015.pdf